THE BOARD

Richard-K.-Lagat

Chairman

Zeinab A. Hussein (Mrs.), CBS

Principal Secretary, State Department for Tourism

Beth Njeri Ndungu

Representing the National Treasury

David G. Gitonga

 Acting Chief Executive Officer

Director General KNBS

Nahashon Mubichi Mwongera

Alternate to Executive Director – KIPPRA

Alternate to Principal Secretary State Department of Tourism

Richard K. Langat – Chairman

Born on 23rd October 1966, Richard K. Langat is a graduate of the University of Nairobi with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in accounting and a Master of Business Administration degree in Strategic Management also from the University of Nairobi. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of ICPAK. A finance professional with budgeting, cost control, investment analysis, and financial reporting as key competencies, he rose through the ranks at the NSSF over a period of more than 20 years to become the Managing Trustee. He has served on various boards including Britam Holdings (K) Ltd, National Bank of Kenya, East Africa Portland Cement, and Consolidated Bank.

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ZEINAB A. HUSSEIN (Mrs.) CBS,
Principal Secretary, State Department for Tourism

Zeinab A. Hussein (Mrs.), CBS, born in 1973, is the Principal Secretary, State Department for Tourism, Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife. Prior to her appointment in December 2021, she served in the same capacity at the State Department for Correctional Services, Ministry of Interior and Co-ordination of National Government since July 2018. She has previously served as the Principal Secretary at the State Department for Post-Training and Skills Development in the Ministry of Education, State Department for
Irrigation in the Ministry of Water and Irrigation and the State Department for Gender Affairs in the Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs.
Prior to Public Service, Zeinab worked at East Africa & Africa Delivery Hub, McKinsey & Company, where she worked as Head of Professional Development & Human Resources. Earlier, Zeinab had served at Accelerate Africa, a management consulting firm that focuses exclusively on serving the growth, expansion and management needs of Africa’s Companies while placing focus on Africa’s SMEs, Family owned businesses and Africa’s Medium to Large organizations, a company she cofounded. She also worked as Head of Recruitment and Administration as well as a Consultant at McKinsey & Company and as a Regional Sales and Marketing manager – West Africa, for Shell Company.
Her key capabilities are in Organizational Transformation, Systems and Process Alignments, Big Data Management, Recruitment and Governance.
Zeinab is a graduate of the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government (MPA, Business and
Economics) and the University of Nairobi (MBA – Business, International Business Management).

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Beth Njeri Ndungu – Director

Beth Njeri Ndungu holds an MBA in Strategic Management from Kenyatta University and a BA in Economics & Business Studies from Kenyatta University. She works at the National Treasury, Kenya in the Financial and Sectoral Affairs Department. She previously worked in the UN Agencies and Americas UK & IFAD Divisions of the Resource Mobilization Department. She previously also worked as a Competition Analyst in the Competition Authority of Kenya and as a Monopolies officer in the Ministry of Finance, Kenya She has Certificates in International Trade and Development, Project Planning and Implementation, Economic Policy Analysis, Best Practices in Financial Processes and Controls, Results Based Management among others.

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David G. Gitonga – Acting Chief Executive Officer

David G. Gitonga holds Masters degree in Tourism Management, Bachelor of Science in Tourism and a Post Graduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship. He has 20 years experience in the public service. He has served in the Ministry of Tourism mainly in the area of policy, planning, strategy and innovation. He was the National Co-ordinator in the development National Tourism Blueprint 2030 which is the overarching strategic document the entire sector is aligning to. He has also played a key role in the development of other policy, legal and strategic documents of the sector including the National Tourism Policy, Tourism Act 2011, tourism product diversification strategies among others.

Gitonga’s leadership in tourism also includes having set up the Regional Tourism Office for the North Rift in 2002 and managed it as the Regional Tourism Officer up to 2007. It is under his leadership, that tourism was mainstreamed as a key economic activity in the region. The momentum created for tourism growth in that region extended to other regions where tourism was previously little known particularly Western Kenya and tourism is now a priority sector in most of the country.

In April 2014, Mr. Gitonga was seconded to the then newly created Tourism Regulatory Authority where he was involved in setting it up and in developing its regulations. He then went on to start its Regional Office for Mount Kenya and Upper Eastern based in Nyeri being the first Regional Manager from April 2014 to August 2015 when he was recalled back to the Ministry of Tourism.

He was deployed to the Tourism Research Institute in January 2018 as the Acting Chief Executive Officer where he is leading the process of setting up the operational structures and the strategies for the Instuitute to deliver on its mandate

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Mr Macdonald Obudho - Director General KNBS

Macdonald G. Obudho is a long serving public servant who has risen through the ranks from Economist /Statistician II to the current position of Director General, Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. He holds a Master of Science degree in Statistics from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the same university. He is currently pursuing PhD course in statistics.

Mr. Obudho has vast experience in conducting population and housing censuses including the first ever Kenyan digital census that was conducted in 2019. He has competency in designing and carrying out statistical sample surveys and compilation of official statistics. He has successfully spearheaded many surveys during his long service in the Bureau.

He has experience in top management spanning over 13 years and has a number of certificates to his name that arise from short and long courses, workshops, conferences and seminars attended both locally and abroad.

He serves in a number of Boards including Hazina SACCO Ltd. As a result of exemplary work in design and execution of the 2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census, Mr. Obudho was honoured with a State Award; The Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear (MBS).

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Nahashon Mubichi Mwongera – Alternate to Executive Director – KIPPRA

Mr. Mwongera is a Research and Development professional with over 12 years experience covering both public and private sectors. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics and Mathematics) degree from Egerton University, a Master of Arts (Economics) degree from the University of Botswana and is currently a PhD (Economics) student at Kenyatta University. He possesses hands on experience in conducting national-wide surveys; reviewing public sector polices; implementing market research methodologies for product and new innovative ideas development (including market intelligence, competitor analysis, mystery shopping, product attribute ranking); conducting training needs assessments; Training of trainers; preparation of technical and financial proposals; results-based project monitoring and evaluation; and writing of technical reports. He is multi-skilled in environment, natural resource and Tourism-related policy research; analyzing large quantitative and qualitative data sets; and econometric analysis. Currently, Mr. Mwongera is a Researcher / Economist at the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) where his areas of research focus include Tourism, Environment and Natural Resource Management, and Financial sector analysis.

While at KIPPRA, he has actively participated in research dissemination forums, workshops, policy round tables, policy task-forces and technical working groups. In 2014, he was the team leader in a study that estimated the contribution of meetings, incentives, conference and exhibitions (M.I.C.E) tourism to the Kenyan economy; and in 2015 he was part of the technical team that prepared the Kenya Green Economy Strategy and Implementation Plan. Prior to joining KIPPRA, Mr. Mwongera worked in the private sector as a research manager and consultant focusing mainly on market research for product development in financial services, covering Banks, Microfinance Institutions and SACCOs.

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Mr. Richard Mwarema -Alternate to Principal Secretary State Department of Tourism

Holds a BA in Economics from the University of Nairobi and Master’s degree in Development Studies from the Institute of Social Studies, Hague Netherlands.

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Mr. Richard Mwarema -Alternate to Principal Secretary State Department of Tourism

Holds a BA in Economics from the University of Nairobi and Master’s degree in Development Studies from the Institute of Social Studies, Hague Netherlands.

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Nahashon Mubichi Mwongera – Alternate to Executive Director – KIPPRA

Mr. Mwongera is a Research and Development professional with over 12 years experience covering both public and private sectors. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics and Mathematics) degree from Egerton University, a Master of Arts (Economics) degree from the University of Botswana and is currently a PhD (Economics) student at Kenyatta University. He possesses hands on experience in conducting national-wide surveys; reviewing public sector polices; implementing market research methodologies for product and new innovative ideas development (including market intelligence, competitor analysis, mystery shopping, product attribute ranking); conducting training needs assessments; Training of trainers; preparation of technical and financial proposals; results-based project monitoring and evaluation; and writing of technical reports. He is multi-skilled in environment, natural resource and Tourism-related policy research; analyzing large quantitative and qualitative data sets; and econometric analysis. Currently, Mr. Mwongera is a Researcher / Economist at the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) where his areas of research focus include Tourism, Environment and Natural Resource Management, and Financial sector analysis.

While at KIPPRA, he has actively participated in research dissemination forums, workshops, policy round tables, policy task-forces and technical working groups. In 2014, he was the team leader in a study that estimated the contribution of meetings, incentives, conference and exhibitions (M.I.C.E) tourism to the Kenyan economy; and in 2015 he was part of the technical team that prepared the Kenya Green Economy Strategy and Implementation Plan. Prior to joining KIPPRA, Mr. Mwongera worked in the private sector as a research manager and consultant focusing mainly on market research for product development in financial services, covering Banks, Microfinance Institutions and SACCOs.

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Mr. Richard Mwarema -Alternate to Principal Secretary State Department of Tourism

Holds a BA in Economics from the University of Nairobi and Master’s degree in Development Studies from the Institute of Social Studies, Hague Netherlands.

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Mr Macdonald Obudho - Director General KNBS

Macdonald G. Obudho is a long serving public servant who has risen through the ranks from Economist /Statistician II to the current position of Director General, Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. He holds a Master of Science degree in Statistics from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the same university. He is currently pursuing PhD course in statistics.

Mr. Obudho has vast experience in conducting population and housing censuses including the first ever Kenyan digital census that was conducted in 2019. He has competency in designing and carrying out statistical sample surveys and compilation of official statistics. He has successfully spearheaded many surveys during his long service in the Bureau.

He has experience in top management spanning over 13 years and has a number of certificates to his name that arise from short and long courses, workshops, conferences and seminars attended both locally and abroad.

He serves in a number of Boards including Hazina SACCO Ltd. As a result of exemplary work in design and execution of the 2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census, Mr. Obudho was honoured with a State Award; The Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear (MBS).

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Nahashon Mubichi Mwongera – Alternate to Executive Director – KIPPRA

Mr. Mwongera is a Research and Development professional with over 12 years experience covering both public and private sectors. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics and Mathematics) degree from Egerton University, a Master of Arts (Economics) degree from the University of Botswana and is currently a PhD (Economics) student at Kenyatta University. He possesses hands on experience in conducting national-wide surveys; reviewing public sector polices; implementing market research methodologies for product and new innovative ideas development (including market intelligence, competitor analysis, mystery shopping, product attribute ranking); conducting training needs assessments; Training of trainers; preparation of technical and financial proposals; results-based project monitoring and evaluation; and writing of technical reports. He is multi-skilled in environment, natural resource and Tourism-related policy research; analyzing large quantitative and qualitative data sets; and econometric analysis. Currently, Mr. Mwongera is a Researcher / Economist at the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) where his areas of research focus include Tourism, Environment and Natural Resource Management, and Financial sector analysis.

While at KIPPRA, he has actively participated in research dissemination forums, workshops, policy round tables, policy task-forces and technical working groups. In 2014, he was the team leader in a study that estimated the contribution of meetings, incentives, conference and exhibitions (M.I.C.E) tourism to the Kenyan economy; and in 2015 he was part of the technical team that prepared the Kenya Green Economy Strategy and Implementation Plan. Prior to joining KIPPRA, Mr. Mwongera worked in the private sector as a research manager and consultant focusing mainly on market research for product development in financial services, covering Banks, Microfinance Institutions and SACCOs.

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Mr. Richard Mwarema -Alternate to Principal Secretary State Department of Tourism

Holds a BA in Economics from the University of Nairobi and Master’s degree in Development Studies from the Institute of Social Studies, Hague Netherlands.

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David G. Gitonga – Acting Chief Executive Officer

David G. Gitonga holds Masters degree in Tourism Management, Bachelor of Science in Tourism and a Post Graduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship. He has 20 years experience in the public service. He has served in the Ministry of Tourism mainly in the area of policy, planning, strategy and innovation. He was the National Co-ordinator in the development National Tourism Blueprint 2030 which is the overarching strategic document the entire sector is aligning to. He has also played a key role in the development of other policy, legal and strategic documents of the sector including the National Tourism Policy, Tourism Act 2011, tourism product diversification strategies among others.

Gitonga’s leadership in tourism also includes having set up the Regional Tourism Office for the North Rift in 2002 and managed it as the Regional Tourism Officer up to 2007. It is under his leadership, that tourism was mainstreamed as a key economic activity in the region. The momentum created for tourism growth in that region extended to other regions where tourism was previously little known particularly Western Kenya and tourism is now a priority sector in most of the country.

In April 2014, Mr. Gitonga was seconded to the then newly created Tourism Regulatory Authority where he was involved in setting it up and in developing its regulations. He then went on to start its Regional Office for Mount Kenya and Upper Eastern based in Nyeri being the first Regional Manager from April 2014 to August 2015 when he was recalled back to the Ministry of Tourism.

He was deployed to the Tourism Research Institute in January 2018 as the Acting Chief Executive Officer where he is leading the process of setting up the operational structures and the strategies for the Instuitute to deliver on its mandate

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Mr Macdonald Obudho - Director General KNBS

Macdonald G. Obudho is a long serving public servant who has risen through the ranks from Economist /Statistician II to the current position of Director General, Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. He holds a Master of Science degree in Statistics from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the same university. He is currently pursuing PhD course in statistics.

Mr. Obudho has vast experience in conducting population and housing censuses including the first ever Kenyan digital census that was conducted in 2019. He has competency in designing and carrying out statistical sample surveys and compilation of official statistics. He has successfully spearheaded many surveys during his long service in the Bureau.

He has experience in top management spanning over 13 years and has a number of certificates to his name that arise from short and long courses, workshops, conferences and seminars attended both locally and abroad.

He serves in a number of Boards including Hazina SACCO Ltd. As a result of exemplary work in design and execution of the 2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census, Mr. Obudho was honoured with a State Award; The Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear (MBS).

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Nahashon Mubichi Mwongera – Alternate to Executive Director – KIPPRA

Mr. Mwongera is a Research and Development professional with over 12 years experience covering both public and private sectors. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics and Mathematics) degree from Egerton University, a Master of Arts (Economics) degree from the University of Botswana and is currently a PhD (Economics) student at Kenyatta University. He possesses hands on experience in conducting national-wide surveys; reviewing public sector polices; implementing market research methodologies for product and new innovative ideas development (including market intelligence, competitor analysis, mystery shopping, product attribute ranking); conducting training needs assessments; Training of trainers; preparation of technical and financial proposals; results-based project monitoring and evaluation; and writing of technical reports. He is multi-skilled in environment, natural resource and Tourism-related policy research; analyzing large quantitative and qualitative data sets; and econometric analysis. Currently, Mr. Mwongera is a Researcher / Economist at the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) where his areas of research focus include Tourism, Environment and Natural Resource Management, and Financial sector analysis.

While at KIPPRA, he has actively participated in research dissemination forums, workshops, policy round tables, policy task-forces and technical working groups. In 2014, he was the team leader in a study that estimated the contribution of meetings, incentives, conference and exhibitions (M.I.C.E) tourism to the Kenyan economy; and in 2015 he was part of the technical team that prepared the Kenya Green Economy Strategy and Implementation Plan. Prior to joining KIPPRA, Mr. Mwongera worked in the private sector as a research manager and consultant focusing mainly on market research for product development in financial services, covering Banks, Microfinance Institutions and SACCOs.

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Mr. Richard Mwarema -Alternate to Principal Secretary State Department of Tourism

Holds a BA in Economics from the University of Nairobi and Master’s degree in Development Studies from the Institute of Social Studies, Hague Netherlands.

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Beth Njeri Ndungu – Director

Beth Njeri Ndungu holds an MBA in Strategic Management from Kenyatta University and a BA in Economics & Business Studies from Kenyatta University. She works at the National Treasury, Kenya in the Financial and Sectoral Affairs Department. She previously worked in the UN Agencies and Americas UK & IFAD Divisions of the Resource Mobilization Department. She previously also worked as a Competition Analyst in the Competition Authority of Kenya and as a Monopolies officer in the Ministry of Finance, Kenya She has Certificates in International Trade and Development, Project Planning and Implementation, Economic Policy Analysis, Best Practices in Financial Processes and Controls, Results Based Management among others.

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David G. Gitonga – Acting Chief Executive Officer

David G. Gitonga holds Masters degree in Tourism Management, Bachelor of Science in Tourism and a Post Graduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship. He has 20 years experience in the public service. He has served in the Ministry of Tourism mainly in the area of policy, planning, strategy and innovation. He was the National Co-ordinator in the development National Tourism Blueprint 2030 which is the overarching strategic document the entire sector is aligning to. He has also played a key role in the development of other policy, legal and strategic documents of the sector including the National Tourism Policy, Tourism Act 2011, tourism product diversification strategies among others.

Gitonga’s leadership in tourism also includes having set up the Regional Tourism Office for the North Rift in 2002 and managed it as the Regional Tourism Officer up to 2007. It is under his leadership, that tourism was mainstreamed as a key economic activity in the region. The momentum created for tourism growth in that region extended to other regions where tourism was previously little known particularly Western Kenya and tourism is now a priority sector in most of the country.

In April 2014, Mr. Gitonga was seconded to the then newly created Tourism Regulatory Authority where he was involved in setting it up and in developing its regulations. He then went on to start its Regional Office for Mount Kenya and Upper Eastern based in Nyeri being the first Regional Manager from April 2014 to August 2015 when he was recalled back to the Ministry of Tourism.

He was deployed to the Tourism Research Institute in January 2018 as the Acting Chief Executive Officer where he is leading the process of setting up the operational structures and the strategies for the Instuitute to deliver on its mandate

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Mr Macdonald Obudho - Director General KNBS

Macdonald G. Obudho is a long serving public servant who has risen through the ranks from Economist /Statistician II to the current position of Director General, Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. He holds a Master of Science degree in Statistics from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the same university. He is currently pursuing PhD course in statistics.

Mr. Obudho has vast experience in conducting population and housing censuses including the first ever Kenyan digital census that was conducted in 2019. He has competency in designing and carrying out statistical sample surveys and compilation of official statistics. He has successfully spearheaded many surveys during his long service in the Bureau.

He has experience in top management spanning over 13 years and has a number of certificates to his name that arise from short and long courses, workshops, conferences and seminars attended both locally and abroad.

He serves in a number of Boards including Hazina SACCO Ltd. As a result of exemplary work in design and execution of the 2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census, Mr. Obudho was honoured with a State Award; The Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear (MBS).

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Nahashon Mubichi Mwongera – Alternate to Executive Director – KIPPRA

Mr. Mwongera is a Research and Development professional with over 12 years experience covering both public and private sectors. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics and Mathematics) degree from Egerton University, a Master of Arts (Economics) degree from the University of Botswana and is currently a PhD (Economics) student at Kenyatta University. He possesses hands on experience in conducting national-wide surveys; reviewing public sector polices; implementing market research methodologies for product and new innovative ideas development (including market intelligence, competitor analysis, mystery shopping, product attribute ranking); conducting training needs assessments; Training of trainers; preparation of technical and financial proposals; results-based project monitoring and evaluation; and writing of technical reports. He is multi-skilled in environment, natural resource and Tourism-related policy research; analyzing large quantitative and qualitative data sets; and econometric analysis. Currently, Mr. Mwongera is a Researcher / Economist at the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) where his areas of research focus include Tourism, Environment and Natural Resource Management, and Financial sector analysis.

While at KIPPRA, he has actively participated in research dissemination forums, workshops, policy round tables, policy task-forces and technical working groups. In 2014, he was the team leader in a study that estimated the contribution of meetings, incentives, conference and exhibitions (M.I.C.E) tourism to the Kenyan economy; and in 2015 he was part of the technical team that prepared the Kenya Green Economy Strategy and Implementation Plan. Prior to joining KIPPRA, Mr. Mwongera worked in the private sector as a research manager and consultant focusing mainly on market research for product development in financial services, covering Banks, Microfinance Institutions and SACCOs.

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Mr. Richard Mwarema -Alternate to Principal Secretary State Department of Tourism

Holds a BA in Economics from the University of Nairobi and Master’s degree in Development Studies from the Institute of Social Studies, Hague Netherlands.

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ZEINAB A. HUSSEIN (Mrs.) CBS,
Principal Secretary, State Department for Tourism

Zeinab A. Hussein (Mrs.), CBS, born in 1973, is the Principal Secretary, State Department for Tourism, Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife. Prior to her appointment in December 2021, she served in the same capacity at the State Department for Correctional Services, Ministry of Interior and Co-ordination of National Government since July 2018. She has previously served as the Principal Secretary at the State Department for Post-Training and Skills Development in the Ministry of Education, State Department for
Irrigation in the Ministry of Water and Irrigation and the State Department for Gender Affairs in the Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs.
Prior to Public Service, Zeinab worked at East Africa & Africa Delivery Hub, McKinsey & Company, where she worked as Head of Professional Development & Human Resources. Earlier, Zeinab had served at Accelerate Africa, a management consulting firm that focuses exclusively on serving the growth, expansion and management needs of Africa’s Companies while placing focus on Africa’s SMEs, Family owned businesses and Africa’s Medium to Large organizations, a company she cofounded. She also worked as Head of Recruitment and Administration as well as a Consultant at McKinsey & Company and as a Regional Sales and Marketing manager – West Africa, for Shell Company.
Her key capabilities are in Organizational Transformation, Systems and Process Alignments, Big Data Management, Recruitment and Governance.
Zeinab is a graduate of the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government (MPA, Business and
Economics) and the University of Nairobi (MBA – Business, International Business Management).

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Beth Njeri Ndungu – Director

Beth Njeri Ndungu holds an MBA in Strategic Management from Kenyatta University and a BA in Economics & Business Studies from Kenyatta University. She works at the National Treasury, Kenya in the Financial and Sectoral Affairs Department. She previously worked in the UN Agencies and Americas UK & IFAD Divisions of the Resource Mobilization Department. She previously also worked as a Competition Analyst in the Competition Authority of Kenya and as a Monopolies officer in the Ministry of Finance, Kenya She has Certificates in International Trade and Development, Project Planning and Implementation, Economic Policy Analysis, Best Practices in Financial Processes and Controls, Results Based Management among others.

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David G. Gitonga – Acting Chief Executive Officer

David G. Gitonga holds Masters degree in Tourism Management, Bachelor of Science in Tourism and a Post Graduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship. He has 20 years experience in the public service. He has served in the Ministry of Tourism mainly in the area of policy, planning, strategy and innovation. He was the National Co-ordinator in the development National Tourism Blueprint 2030 which is the overarching strategic document the entire sector is aligning to. He has also played a key role in the development of other policy, legal and strategic documents of the sector including the National Tourism Policy, Tourism Act 2011, tourism product diversification strategies among others.

Gitonga’s leadership in tourism also includes having set up the Regional Tourism Office for the North Rift in 2002 and managed it as the Regional Tourism Officer up to 2007. It is under his leadership, that tourism was mainstreamed as a key economic activity in the region. The momentum created for tourism growth in that region extended to other regions where tourism was previously little known particularly Western Kenya and tourism is now a priority sector in most of the country.

In April 2014, Mr. Gitonga was seconded to the then newly created Tourism Regulatory Authority where he was involved in setting it up and in developing its regulations. He then went on to start its Regional Office for Mount Kenya and Upper Eastern based in Nyeri being the first Regional Manager from April 2014 to August 2015 when he was recalled back to the Ministry of Tourism.

He was deployed to the Tourism Research Institute in January 2018 as the Acting Chief Executive Officer where he is leading the process of setting up the operational structures and the strategies for the Instuitute to deliver on its mandate

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Mr Macdonald Obudho - Director General KNBS

Macdonald G. Obudho is a long serving public servant who has risen through the ranks from Economist /Statistician II to the current position of Director General, Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. He holds a Master of Science degree in Statistics from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the same university. He is currently pursuing PhD course in statistics.

Mr. Obudho has vast experience in conducting population and housing censuses including the first ever Kenyan digital census that was conducted in 2019. He has competency in designing and carrying out statistical sample surveys and compilation of official statistics. He has successfully spearheaded many surveys during his long service in the Bureau.

He has experience in top management spanning over 13 years and has a number of certificates to his name that arise from short and long courses, workshops, conferences and seminars attended both locally and abroad.

He serves in a number of Boards including Hazina SACCO Ltd. As a result of exemplary work in design and execution of the 2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census, Mr. Obudho was honoured with a State Award; The Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear (MBS).

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Nahashon Mubichi Mwongera – Alternate to Executive Director – KIPPRA

Mr. Mwongera is a Research and Development professional with over 12 years experience covering both public and private sectors. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics and Mathematics) degree from Egerton University, a Master of Arts (Economics) degree from the University of Botswana and is currently a PhD (Economics) student at Kenyatta University. He possesses hands on experience in conducting national-wide surveys; reviewing public sector polices; implementing market research methodologies for product and new innovative ideas development (including market intelligence, competitor analysis, mystery shopping, product attribute ranking); conducting training needs assessments; Training of trainers; preparation of technical and financial proposals; results-based project monitoring and evaluation; and writing of technical reports. He is multi-skilled in environment, natural resource and Tourism-related policy research; analyzing large quantitative and qualitative data sets; and econometric analysis. Currently, Mr. Mwongera is a Researcher / Economist at the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) where his areas of research focus include Tourism, Environment and Natural Resource Management, and Financial sector analysis.

While at KIPPRA, he has actively participated in research dissemination forums, workshops, policy round tables, policy task-forces and technical working groups. In 2014, he was the team leader in a study that estimated the contribution of meetings, incentives, conference and exhibitions (M.I.C.E) tourism to the Kenyan economy; and in 2015 he was part of the technical team that prepared the Kenya Green Economy Strategy and Implementation Plan. Prior to joining KIPPRA, Mr. Mwongera worked in the private sector as a research manager and consultant focusing mainly on market research for product development in financial services, covering Banks, Microfinance Institutions and SACCOs.

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Mr. Richard Mwarema -Alternate to Principal Secretary State Department of Tourism

Holds a BA in Economics from the University of Nairobi and Master’s degree in Development Studies from the Institute of Social Studies, Hague Netherlands.

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